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Caroline County courthouse is in Bowling Green, Virginia.

P. O. Box 309
112 Courthouse Lane, Suite A
Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309

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Caroline County is named for Caroline of Anspach, consort of George II. The county was created in 1728.

Caroline County courthouse

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The following stories are from another website.

The Courthouse

    In 1803, the courthouse of Caroline County was moved to New Hope Tavern, until a new one could be built on a site across the stage road donated by Col. John Waller Hoomes. The current courthouse was built in 1835.



Old Courthouse Site

(Entrance to A. P. Hill Military Reservation)

    Caroline County's courthouse was located on this site from about 1750 to 1803. Here, Edmund Pendleton, one of the twelve in Virginia's "Hall of Immortals", practiced law.

    Here, John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence, received his legal education.

    Here in 1771, the sheriff whipped two ministers for preaching without a license, and here, the same year, the court imprisoned six other ministers for the same crime. They were held in the adjacent jail until Patrick Henry came from Hanover and secured their release through his eloquence.



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Welcome sign as you enter the town of Bowling Green.

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  Sign as you enter Bowling Green.

Historical Marker at Bowling Green

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Campaign of 1781

Lafayette, Marching from head of elk, Maryland, to Richmond, camped here the night of April 27, 1781.





Links of Interest:

Circuit Court

General district Court (15th)

History of Bowling Greene

Portraits of Caroline

Photos of Caroline County

Chamber of Commerce

General Information

Genealogical Search


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